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Scan gauge has it and I do put it in the notes section. Seems I don't vary much LOL!
posted by VWJunky October 1, 2010 at 5:56 AM
I don't know what some of the bigger pickups use but if they have dual tanks I would think it would be more than 36. 50 gal might be a good limit! LOL!
posted by VWJunky July 14, 2010 at 6:49 AM
Thanks, I was going to do some programing when I first got it a few years ago but just never got around to it and forgot also.
posted by VWJunky April 26, 2010 at 5:29 AM
Hey how did you get boost on yours? I have the same car but a 01!
posted by VWJunky April 23, 2010 at 4:22 AM
I have one and it is great, You have to calibrate it with a GPS and it is dead on now with that. My MPH and odeometer on the car says I am going faster that I am. It can be gimicky but I use it for all my fill ups to give better accuracy. I also fillup to top of the tank filler neck to get even more accuracy.
posted by VWJunky April 15, 2010 at 6:20 AM
here is a little know fact. here in the US diesel, gas is pumped in the same pipeline one right after the other. Say they put in 1 million gallons of diesel in they measure out 1 million gallons on the other end of the pipe line. They they might do aviation gas 1 million gallons in and out then maybe gas. I don't know the specifics but you get a mix when they change. Some of the big company Shell, BP, Exxon get the fuel that is more in the middle of the said million gallons which is better quality. The stuff that is near the mixed state goes to the mom and pop stores and no name gas stations. Gas is gas and to get a higher octane they put there additives to get the octane they want. I think each company has there own additives. When the tank trucks get fuel at the tank farms they measure out what they need, heavier fuel settles to the bottom and lighter to the top. Like a black and tan beer! and they can take out from different levels. I got this info from a pipe line guy. I might not be too accurate on this but you can get the jest of what is going on. Here in Greensboro we have many big holding tanks that are hooked to the pipe line. I have heard it is better to stick to a brand but I get what I can. later
posted by VWJunky March 20, 2010 at 7:39 AM
I have the same effect in my 01 TDI Jetta. Coasting in gear cuts fuel off but if i put in in neutral and coast fuel is required to keep the motor running. Thanks for sharing the info! I think most cars will be going this rout if not now but at least in the near future.
posted by VWJunky March 10, 2010 at 6:40 AM
I am with you Fiat500! Now if we can get the Fiat 500 Diesel here!
posted by VWJunky March 3, 2010 at 11:59 AM
I pull a small trailer with my jetta and still get in the 40's mpg on the highway. I can get 32mpg pulling a 13 ft boston whaler with 4 people. For me Diesel can do more and I love the power at 1200 rpm and that is with my old 01 Jetta that is not clean. I just don't like the Prius. Pretty much boring to me. I can hop up the power on my car with cluch ripping force and still get the same milage. Power and good milage is what I like! LOL! There are going to be different cars for different people and peoples needs. Still wanting a Jeep Wrangler 4 door with Diesel and would go hybrid if they do decide to go with the diesel hybrid!
posted by VWJunky March 3, 2010 at 10:33 AM
The smaller cars don't have to have the expensive Urea treatment, VW's jettas and Golfs don't need it but if you get into larger engines you will need them. I won't go hybrid at all unless it comes with a diesel motor! LOL!
posted by VWJunky March 2, 2010 at 9:05 AM
We just lowered the sulfer content in Diesels here in the US a few years ago. We had to that first before we could use the new emmisions that are now on the cars. So I don't know how dirty our fuel is now compaired to Europe but it should be alot closer to you. Here in the US we refine diesel here and send it to Europe! LOL!
posted by VWJunky February 23, 2010 at 5:42 AM
I am partial for Diesel here in the US but we don't have the killer little diesel cars that get the great fuel milage. I would think around town the hybrid would win hands down but on a long haul accross he country the diesel would be king. Trains are Diesel Electric and are pretty effiecent. I think in the near future that diesel and electric will come together and give is crazy good MPG. I really want the jeep wrangler 4 door hybrid with the diesel generator. But it won't happen. oh well.
posted by VWJunky January 22, 2010 at 5:06 AM
This is one reason that the new start stop motors will be coming in, I think they call them a mild hybrid? I think of it like a gas powered golf cart that when you stop your motor will shut off, hit the gas pedal and it starts right up. DTMAce is right about the gas usage while sitting at a light in Drive. takes energy to keep from stalling the motor. And yes to Fiat500 most cars I would think are going to the no fuel while coasting motors. My 01 TDI shuts off the fuel while coasting especially down hill.
posted by VWJunky January 21, 2010 at 7:23 AM
I think i crashed a car one time in college and was out of a vehicle for a semester and had to bum rides. I belive this was what triggered my I have too many cars idea and that I just love cars! I would love to be Jay Lenno! Well at least for his garage and car collection! Most of mine are in the need to fix stage with only 3 on the road now.
posted by VWJunky January 20, 2010 at 7:57 AM
bates I hear ya. I am on the down slop of lots of cars, I got up to 14 at one point and now down to I think 7. With the 3rd kid now I have like 1 min a month to do anything on the toy cars. I am trying to hold onto my play things but with bills and other things to do witht the kids the toys are slipping away. The ones I am keeping are the weird ones that are going up in price better than stock!
posted by VWJunky January 19, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Thanks for the tip Jon. I just made notes to what I used on fuel last year for each car. Cool.
posted by VWJunky January 6, 2010 at 8:55 AM
Great info Dilkie and Dtmace! This is why I keep reading Fuelly!
posted by VWJunky December 22, 2009 at 8:20 AM
There is also winter fuel for diesels that will drop your milage and is used to keep the fuel from gelling when it gets really cold. Diesels have a harder time warming up in the morning. My TDI takes alot longer to get warm on the way to work. If you do lots of short trips then the motor never gets to operating temperature. The motor takes more effort and more fuel to get the car warmed up, from warming you up, oils and other fluids. Transmission fluids, gear oils and grease flow less in cold weather. Ask some of the guys and gals up in Alaska or Canada. They have to leave there cars running sometimes while going to the store or hey have plug in heaters for there car. Some have to use special fuel and fluids when in the deep freeze. Spring time should get you some better milage! have a good holiday.
posted by VWJunky December 21, 2009 at 5:03 AM
PB i agree. I think if you do a so call game it would have to be with your own car not someone else. I could easily cheat that but personally I keep mine as accurate as I can. Cheating yourself is no fun! LOL!
posted by VWJunky December 6, 2009 at 7:44 AM
Also a ScanGauge has MPH but you have to cal it with a GPS. But I agree with Stouts, get your odo fixed.
posted by VWJunky November 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM
Yes and it looks like Chrysler might bring the jeep wrangler with a diesel! 4 door Rubicon manual Diesel Would be the ticket!
posted by VWJunky November 5, 2009 at 6:40 AM
You guys get all the good cars. I guess we will get better ones when prices of fuel go up.
posted by VWJunky November 3, 2009 at 4:41 AM
Hmm could be, just keep seeing that there are so much more emission items on cars like Eurea Injection and exhaust clean up that it has been cost prohibitive on most of the diesel to bring to the US. I just wish we had all the goodies from Europe! I can't find a decent high MPG car that can carry 5 people with ease and also there cargo. I have to look all the way back to a 1996 Passat Wagon TDI. 50 MPG. Based on the Audi chassis. Biggest wagon VW ever made! You can stuff 25 gal. in it! Some people can get over 1200 miles on one tank! LOL! Nothing here that can touch it yet and still pull a 1500lb trailer! Oh well some day my Diesel Mini Van will show up. At least I hope so.
posted by VWJunky November 2, 2009 at 12:39 PM
actually our diesel emission standards are now higher here in the US. We now have low sulfur diesel and some cars are using Urea to conform to the higher standard. Some reasons why we are not getting the good euro diesels is that it cost a lot more to in equipment to pass our standards here in the US. Only a few years ago it was the other way around. Go figure.
posted by VWJunky October 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM
All fuel that goes thru the pipe line shares the same pipe. First they may send 1 million galions of unleaded thru and then 1 million gallions of diesel. The measure what they get out vs what they put in. Of couse in the middle there is a mix of Diesel/ Gas. When it gets stored the fuel settles out and they can get out what. Higher Octane gas is usually just additive they add while filling up the trucks. There is also 2 tiers of fuel per station. A PB station might get the cream of the crop, like the non mixed fuel while the mom and pop migth get the slightly mixed stuff. A guy that works for the pipe line told that to me. Very intersting. I might be off a bit but most of is what he said.
posted by VWJunky October 14, 2009 at 9:59 AM
With Scan Gauge you can adust your speed offset when you set it up. You will need GPS and then adjust so that the gauge is reading the correct MPH. I do this in my jetta as it is off just a bit. I then use all the info in Scan Gauge when filling up and inputing it here on Fuley. I am off just a few miles every tankfull with my odometer but Scan Gauge is right! LOL!
posted by VWJunky October 14, 2009 at 9:53 AM
PB good job on this site. I see where everyone is coming from. I am a VW nut and it would be nice to log every little data that I have about my cars BuT, I think that should be a personal or maybe find a forum for specific car hobbiest. I surf TDI site and Samba site. Others can go to there specific sites and see if they can come up with there own data collector for there cars. There are just too many car combos out there. Motor swaps to put on one list without full dedication which would alienate the average user. My sister is on here and just tracks her milage. I put in when I change the oil and which gas station I use and what not. She would be overwhelmed with a more detailed site as I am sure other people that are not nuts about there car or just use the car to go from point A to B.
Try this one, I have a 1963 vw bus crew cab converted to a TowTruck with twin stacked motor with the top motor upside down! Where would this fit? Get the point. No place for a I8 motor? One offs or rare cars just need to be delt with on there own or find a equivilent you could compair it with or none at all. Love cars. Love the site. Keep it up!
posted by VWJunky September 4, 2009 at 6:07 AM
Higher Energy for diesel for same price as gas, Hmmmm. That is why I love Diesel!
posted by VWJunky August 21, 2009 at 5:10 AM